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Pennsylvania governor awards funds to transit agencies


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge has awarded nearly $269 million in state funds to be used to help operate 21 Pennsylvania transit agencies this year. Funds will be distributed to:

Port Authority of Allegheny County, $67,674,714;

Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority, $733,294;

Beaver County Transit Authority, $823,733;

Altoona Metro Transit, $535,875;

Cambria County Transit Authority, $1,334,733;

Centre Area Transportation Authority, $905,600;

Capitol Bus Co., $58,249;

Capitol Area Transit, $1,446,133;

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, $1,534,041;

County of Lackawanna Transit Systems, $1,088,038;

Red Rose Transit Authority, $573,697;

Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, $1,259,652;

Luzerne County Transportation Authority, $904,720;

Williamsport Bureau of Transportation, $773,129;

Shenango Valley Shuttle Service, $72,478;

Pottstown Urban Transit, $130,122;

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, $187,242,291;

City of Washington, $355,892; and

York County Transportation Authority, $553,915.